25 September - 30 October 2021
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Northern Souls: Why We’re Here is a film by okcandice produced for the exhibition Portals. The documentary short by features the artist’s grandparents in their living room. The couple discuss their arrival to England from Jamaica in the 1960s; touching upon their first impressions of living in northern England (Sheffield) and how the growing Caribbean community positively impacted the city’s development. The exhibiton cut zeroes in on the couple’s family heirlooms, the role of the display cabinet in West Indian culture and legacy through collected objects.